The Anglo-Catalan Society’s Occasional Publications (ACSOP) is an academic press for the publication of monographs devoted to the language and culture of Catalonia and the Catalan speaking areas. As of January 1, 2003, all the titles of the Anglo-Catalan Society’s Occasional Publications are available online. The service is entirely free and universally accessible in an attempt to put studies on Catalan culture within reach of everybody.
With the retirement of Professor Alan Yates as Editor of the Occasional Publication series, the Anglo-Catalan Society decided that it was time to reconsider the future of the collection which Alan had established and directed with such diligence and success over the previous twenty years. In anticipation of this development, the Committee explored the full possibilities for the series and its future, particularly with respect to the opportunities offered by Information Technology. As a result, a package was presented to the Annual General Meeting at the Conference in Oxford in December 2001, which proposed the publication of the series online in collaboration with the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes of the Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The meeting approved unanimously the proposition given the number of advantages. Firstly, our Society's basic aim with the creation of ACSOP to promote awareness of Catalan culture in the anglophone world would be well served by this most accessible and international of media. Moreover, complete editorial control over the exercise would remain with the Society ensuring that the high standards and academic quality which characterise the series would be maintained at all times. Finally, expenditure on materials and distribution would disappear as our vehicle for publication would be the eminently reputable server of the University of Kent. As it was also decided that Dr Dominic Keown should succeed Professor Yates as Editor - with Dr Montserrat Roser i Puig as Deputy Editor and that a new editorial board be constituted.
ADVANTAGES FOR THE READING PUBLIC
• Instant access to all titles
• Permanent 24 hour access to all titles
• Download of volumes or parts thereof
• Printing of volumes or parts thereof
ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES FOR LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS
• Saving on shelf space
• No need for duplicate copies
• No need to replace copies
The copyright to each publication remains the property of the author. The copyright of the edition, both real and virtual, is the property of ACSOP. To effect the greater projection of Catalan culture internationally, ACSOP would encourage the paper-based publication of the series and make every effort to collaborate in that venture.In the case of volumes 3 and 11 the question of copyright is awaiting clarification although it is hoped that the numbers will soon be available.
The views and opinions of authors expressed in this website, including the ACSOP, do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Anglo-Catalan Society. The Anglo-Catalan Society does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information given in these publications.
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINES AND CALL FOR TITLES
You are invited to submit a proposal for a monograph for publication online in the ACSOP series on ANY ASPECT OF CATALAN CULTURE. Submissions should be in CATALAN or ENGLISH, as future editions will be bilingual.
Further information is available from the Editors:
The current ACSOP Editors are:
The current ACSOP Editorial Board (Proposal) is:
Maria Josep Cuenca, Universitat de València
Montserrat Lunati, University of Cardiff
Dan Nosell, Upsalla Universitet
Costanzo di Girolamo, Napoli
Montserrat Prudon, Paris
Joan Pujolar, UOC
F Parcerisas, ILC
Joan Ramon Resina, Cornell University